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Application of an ecological perspective in worksite health promotion: A review

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The ecological perspective is a proven approach for worksite health promotion program design. This paper presents a protocol to look at health behaviors from an ecological perspective that assumes multiple levels of influence on health behavior and mandates a range of program design applications. Key examples from the literature will be described. The most significant benefit of using an ecological perspective to view worksite health promotion programs is that the model encourages program planners to view the causation of a health behavior and the related health promotion intervention from a contextual perspective. This increases the likelihood of designing an effective program.

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Publication
American Journal of Health Studies, 17, 4, 197-202
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
Ecological perspective, Health promotion, Worksite programs, Health behaviors